28 December 2009
New Shelf Has Arrived
The shelf I have pre-ordered last week has arrived :o
And as you can see, it's not the Detolf as I have mentioned in my previous post. This one is called Billy, which is supposed to be a bookcase of some kind. Nevertheless, me and my mother have chosen this one for the flexibility, reasonable potential as a display shelf, as well as its price.
Putting random stuff in the shelf. I still have to plan what to put on each layer. Billy comes with 4 wooden boards, and I've bought myself 4 extra glass boards for the shelf. The very large space there was supposed to be reserved for Fate before I unpacked the massive figure out of the box...
... But that did not work out well orz. While there's enough height and length to fit her including the impressive Riot Zamber, I have completely underestimated her hair. Her hair took up too much space, and the base stuck out like a sore thumb and I cannot close the shelf door as a result -_-
And so she has to go on top of the shelf now. The base still sticks out, and would interfere with the door unless I stacked some unused boards to clear the way.
As I am still randomly putting things in there, none of these are finalised. First off various 1/144 gunpla and some tanks are stuffed at the bottom. Most of these tanks at the bottom are 1/72 scale, and unlike the rest of my 1/144 panzer collection these ones hardly got to see the light of the day until now.
Gundam Astraea and Gundam Exia Roll Out Colour with their weapons laid out. The loadout and variety Astraea has kinda belittles Exia's melee only weaponry. I was planning to have more larger gunpla to put there once I've finished building some from my backlog.
1/144 Metal Troops landing craft diorama and 1/100 Tieren. The diorama was under my bed all the time as I had no space to display it when I first bought it in April. I have yet to unpack the stuff in order for it to look like a diorama.
Brought my figures down from the top layer to my eye level (where Fate is supposed to be originally). The figmas are on one side on the right as seen here.
And various Shana figures on the other side. Yea you can call me a Shana fanboy if you want; I can't find anything to defend against this statement right now.
As the large space reserved for Fate is now unsuitable, I've put in one more glass board to split up the space. For now the upper space has some One Year War gunpla, or more specifically grunts vs cannon fodders and more grunts.
The top space is left empty for now until I know what to put in there.
The glass boards have pegs fitted with rubber tubings for better gripping and not damaging the glass surface at the same time. The wooden boards use the same pegs supporting them but without the rubber tubing.
As I said above, none of these arrangements are finalised, and you can see how inept I am at deciding what and how to display stuff, especially since I was simply shoving my stuff in to free some of my space on my desk in the first place. Well these will undergo changes from time to time. I still have one more glass board unused and is seen on the right hand side of the shelf. I did think of shoving my 1/144 tanks in there, but I would probably need the whole shelf to do that. So for now they are simply dotted across my room as before - i.e. pretty much untouched for now. Well at least the figures and gunpla will not have to compete the space with my various military miniatures... For now.